The Indian slofi trio Nilein revealed the song Central Park on the 25th.
This is another one of those moments when me being late to an email, on this occasion from April of last year, has borne fruit with new material, therefore an apology for not getting to older material sooner.
Central Park slips slowly in to earshot as it peers tentatively out of the speakers, minding of a dormouse wandering in to a potential spot in which to hibernate and spotting some comfortable nesting and busying itself building a bed prior to quietly resolving into slumber merely a tad over three minutes later, yet hypnotically engrossing the audience with its tentative and careful footstep though the course of the fleeting moments of its activity.
Armed with a desire to create music and an impressive voice Ratnang Singh, who is heavily influenced by US southern folk, delivers songs which are doleful in countenance while possessing an intrinsic beauty in which the listener finds themselves spellbound.
The latest track to surface – Falling From The Skies echoes through the room in harmonic dreamy spires from which the audience can find solace.
The Indian introspective-electronica project Socially Altered was introduced last year.
The newest track Limbo, due for release on the 21st of July on bandcamp, is a reflection of disturbed sleep patterns and on understanding the concept the discordant careening of electronics, instrumentation and vocal that surface in to the room, makes perfect sense, in what is an expressionist composition, though unlikely to hold the attention of those who like their music neatly aligned with a clear direction of travel.
The various elements slip in and out of alignment, clash with each other on timing and key as Limbo aurally depicts the nature of broken slumber.
The Indian maths-rock quartet The Jeepers will be releasing the LP Within Conversations imminently.
The Jeepers – Within Conversations – artwork
When last featured, in 2015, the quartet were known as Jeepers Creepers, although there has been a change in band name, the core of the music remains as angular as always, with the sharp elbows of guitar and electronics firing across the room. Though there has been a marked slow-down in pace, in Light Up My Sky, giving the material a more leisured flexibility.
The Vinyl Records – an alt-rock band from India – are due to release an as yet unnamed LP next month.
The Vinyl Records – Turbulence
The Vinyl Records have featured on the site frequently since 2013 always producing a fiery new-wave burst of sound. In the track Turbulence from the forthcoming album, there is a more mellowed flow to the material and it will be interesting to discover if this marks a new direction of travel.